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In the News

Global Pet Expo

Primitives by Kathy makes Debut at Global Pet Expo
March 2018

Showcasing a growing Pet Collection including décor, gifts and functional pet accessories.
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Eric Pritchard joins as COO

Eric Pritchard Joins Primitives by Kathy as Chief Operating Officer
September 2017

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PBK on Inc 5000 List

Primitives by Kathy Recognized on Inc. 5000 List
August 2017

The recognition is awarded to the fastest growing privately held companies in America – and is a true testament to the dedication and passion of our team and customers.
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PBK named to 2017 top 100 Private Companies List

Primitives by Kathy named to 2017 top 100 Private Companies List by Central Penn Business Journal
July 2017

A team of passionate employees and creative development and superior customer service lead to another year on the list.

July 17 Central Penn Business Journal

A Fastest-Growing Company for 10 Years In a Row
July 2017

For the 10th year in a row, Primitives by Kathy was listed among Central Penn Business Journal's "50 Fastest Growing Companies"
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June 2017 Giftware

Giftware News Celebrates Primitives by Kathy’s 20th Year
June 2017

Giftware News featured the celebration of our 20th year in their May issue and insight into the story and also a peek behind the scenes of what goes on at Primitives by Kathy to ensure the success of our customers
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June 2017 GiftBEAT

#1 Wholesaler in Home Décor 
June 2017

Primitives by Kathy named #1 Wholesaler in Home Décor in June 2017 Giftbeat Magazine.
The source for industry news and trends straight from the retailers themselves. 
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June 2017

Primitives by Kathy Sponsors Third UDS Service Puppy
April 2017

The “Puppies in Prison” Service Puppy Program by United Disabilities Services holds a special place in our hearts. Sponsoring a puppy to go through training to become a life-changing companion for someone in need is a cause we’re happy to participate in each time the opportunity presents itself.
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January 2017

PBK's 20th Anniversary Highlighted in Gift Shop Magazine
January 2017

Gift Shop Magazine highlighted Primitives by Kathy in their 2017 Winter issue as we celebrate our 20th year. The article celebrated our success in the industry and shed light on our excitement for the future.
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October 2016

UDS Names PBK Business of the Year
October 2016

Primitives by Kathy was named Business of the Year by the United Disabilities Services Foundation for their ongoing generous contributions to UDS and their Service Dog Program through sponsorships and benefit product donations.

September 2016


Kathy Named Female Entrepeneur of the Year
September 2016

Kathy Phillips was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year by the Lancaster Barnstormers. The program recognizes professional women in Lancaster, PA for the advancement of women in business and their contributions to their community.

August, 2016 - Retailer Excellence Awards

Primitives by Kathy Named Finalist in 2016 Retailer Excellence Awards
August 2016

Honoring the best in the industry – Primitives by Kathy took part in the 65th REA ceremony and celebrated their nomination as a best-in-class manufacturer by the customers and industry we serve.

October, 2015 - Central Penn Business Journal

2015 Fastest Growing Companies in Central PA
October 2015 - Central Penn Business Journal

Each year, the Business Journal sends out surveys to find the fastest-growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, then honors the top 50. Primitives by Kathy ranked #13 as the Fastest Growing Company in Central PA. This was the 9th year in a row we have made the list!
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October 2015 GiftBEAT

#2 in the Fabric-Themed Category
October 2015 - giftBEAT  |  Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat, ©2015   |  www.giftbeat.com

Primitives by Kathy made the top ten in the Fabric-Themed category of giftBEAT's October 2015 issue, ranking in at #2! We are also ranked #4 in the Wine-Themed category!
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August, 2015 - Gift and Dec

GDA Reveals 2015 REA Winners
August 2015 - Gift and Dec

NEW YORK - Gifts and Decorative Accessories' 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Award (REA) Winners were revealed during the annual, gala event at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Primitives by Kathy took home the Retailer's Choice Manufacturer of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
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August 2015 GiftBEAT

Topping the Charts - #1 in the Message Gifts Category
August 2015 - giftBEAT  |  Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat, ©2015   |  www.giftbeat.com

Store owners nationally and regionally voted for their top selling items. PBK finished in the following places this month.
NATIONAL CHARTS: SIGNS/PLAQUES - We placed first! NATIONAL CHARTS: KITCHEN RELATED - We placed second for our Kitchen Related LOL Towels.
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July 2015 GiftBEAT

Topping the Charts - #1 in Signs and Plaques and #2 in
Kitchen-Related Category
July 2015 - giftBEAT  |  Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat, ©2015   |  www.giftbeat.com

Store owners nationally and regionally voted for their top selling Message Gift Items and Primitives by Kathy Ranked #1.
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June 2015 GiftBEAT

Topping the Charts - #1 in the Home Decor Category
June 2015 - giftBEAT  |  Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat, ©2015   |  www.giftbeat.com

For the second time in a row, Primitives by Kathy ranked #1 in the "Home Decor" category of giftBeat's magazine! Huge thanks to all of our retailers and employees at Primitives by Kathy.
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25th Fastest Growing Company

PBK Named Nation's 25th Fastest-Growing Woman-Led Firm
May 2015 - Lancaster Online

Lancaster-based Primitives by Kathy has been named the nation's 25th fastest growing woman-led business. The eighth annual 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies ranking was compiled by the Women Presidents' Organization and American Express.
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50 Fastest Women-Owned/Led Companies

Women Presidents' Organization Unveils the 50
Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Worldwide

May 2015 - Womens Presidents' Orginization

The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express Global Corporate Payments, the division of American Express serving the payment solution needs of middle market and large companies, today released the eighth ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. For just the second time, nominations were open to global entries.
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giftBEAT #1 in Signs. #3 in Kitchen Related

Topping the Charts - #1 in Signs and Plaques and #4 in 
Kitchen-Related Category

February 2015 - giftBEAT   |  Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat, ©2015   |  www.giftbeat.com

For the first time ever Primitives by Kathy made the top ten in the Kitchen-Related category of giftBeat's February 2015 issue, ranking in at #4!!! We are also ranked #1 in the Signs/Plaques category again!
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Gift & Dec Excellence Award

2014 Retailer Excellence Awards
October 2014 - Gifts & Dec

It was a glorious summer evening for the 63rd annual Retailer Excellence Awards gala honoring the retailers, manufacturers' representatives and vendors in the gift and home industry for their achievements. Primitives by Kathy and its founder Kathy Phillips were bestowed the honor of the Retailers' Choice Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year award.
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Central Penn Business of the Year 2014

Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Business of the Year
November 11, 2014 - Central Penn Business Journal

The Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Business of the Year awards held on November 10th, 2014, honored area individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to our business community. Primitives by Kathy won in the 51-100 Employees category.
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